Grotto tonight: sweet pot rav or short ribs?
We're going to Grotto tonight and of course I've been staring at the menu all week. I've narrowed it down to either the Sweet Potato Ravioli or the Gnocchi, short ribs. Anyone had either or both of those dishes? Rants/raves? TIA!
I've never had the sweet potato ravioli (not my thing) but the short ribs is really fantastic. For me though, ordering an entree-sized portion was a huge mistake. It's a very, very rich dish--I think I ate half of it and it made me uncomfortably full.
It made for a delicious breakfast, though.
Many people seem to enjoy the gnocchi witrh short ribs, although I haven't had them. Short ribs sound awfully heavy with gnocchi, which should be very light.
I hope that you dn't get the sweet potato ravioli - I have had them and don't recmmend them at all. Why anyone in Boston would make ravioli from sweet potaotes when squash is local, available now, and traditional is beyond me, but to make the filling sweet and full of pumpkin pie spice is baffling. It is a mistake made far too often in American restaurants - if I wanted pumpkin pie, I'd order it for dessert, not in my ravioli. Also, the sauce for the ravioli is very heavy, with far too many conflicting flavors. In Italy, squash ravioli is pure and simple, with butter and sage and maybe a hint of Parmesan.
The short ribs/gnocchi is a great dish..hearty. I sometimes get it for lunch..and follow up with a nap..:) Good dish to share for dinner..but not to be missed.
Never had the sweet potato ravioli.